Rancho Ricco Horse Ranch and Lodge

Private room

16 guests

10 bedrooms

13 beds
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Custom designed packages may include horse-back riding, eco-tours, kayaking or motorboat on the Gulf of Nicoya, a sunset bonfire on a private beach, other beach trips, and more. Our water is hot, our scenery spectacular, and our staff are welcoming and warm. Fabulously breakfasts and lunches available at an additional cost, or shop and use our huge kitchen yourself either privately or communally. Please see Rancho Ricco Guanacaste on Trip Advisor for additional reviews and photos.

The space

A guest lodge in spectacular and serene surroundings in rural Costa Rica overlooking the Islands of the Gulf of Nicoya, where the people are loving, the food is delicious and healthy, and there are wildlife and domestic animals to enjoy. Tours are extra. An hour from the beach, less than half an hour from the Gulf of Nicoya, and less than 15 minutes from a waterfall. See more.
Rancho Ricco is nearly 200 acres of some of the most beautiful views in the mountains of the Peninsula Nicoya. At once pastoral and tranquil with its rolling hills, and yet breathtaking in its sweeping views of the Gulf of Nicoya, Isla Chira and the smaller islands surrounding. Every nook and cranny of this ranch offers its own unique landscape and view. Bordered by a vast nature reserve, the property has an abundance of springs and two streams with waterfalls. So abundant is its water supply that the property provides half the water for the entire town. For move reviews, please see Trip Advisor

Guest access

Optional breakfast or lunch at reasonable rates prepared from wholesome food with special diets honored. Free WiFi. Washer & Dryer. Horseback Riding and other Tours available (please book prior to arrival).

Interaction with guests

Enjoy as much or as little interaction as you would like. Book a private house or stay at the main lodge and share a kitchen.

Other things to note

I will be happy to answer questions, send travel-suggestions and to-bring lists after you book.

The space
Bathrooms: 7
Bedrooms: 10+
Beds: 13
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 29%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 single bed
Bedroom 5
1 single bed
Bedroom 6
1 single bed
Bedroom 7
1 single bed
Bedroom 8
1 queen bed
Bedroom 9
1 queen bed
Bedroom 10
2 single beds
Common spaces
5 single beds

House Rules
No smoking

This is a non-smoking facility. It is also a community where we are early to bed and early to rise, so we appreciate keeping noise levels down in public spaces after 9:30 PM. Thanks!



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

3 nights minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Konrad & Anneke User Profile
January 2016
We had a very pleasant stay at Cia's Ranch. Cia is a wonderful host and the setting of the house is just amazing, overlooking the Golf. It was very nice to get out of the hot touristy areas and experience the live in a truly Costa Rican town. The house is in the hills around Carmona (not Paquera!). There are some small but very nice villages up the mountain, we enjoyed driving around enjoying the spectacular views and spending some time on the local squares. The room was very nice with the most comfortable bed we had thus far on our trip. Our son Isak (2 years old) slept more than an hour longer every night. :-) It was just so nice and peaceful there. We got the chance to do an amazing trip with a motorboat, through the mangroves (we saw crocodiles :-) ), out on the Golf, to a very small, uninhabited island. It was perfect to have a little swim there and then off to Isla Chira to buy some freshly caught fish and camarones. It was one of the best days of our holiday thus far. Isak also got to ride one of the horses, which he loved. And he got to feed the horses every morning. He was one happy toddler! All and all it was the perfect place for us, traveling with a small child. We were said we had to leave.

Adam User Profile
April 2015
My experience at Rancho Ricco was a wonderful experience. I came to Costa Rica in search of peace and spiritual healing and Cia's ranch did just that. It is a warm and welcoming ranch with a bed and breakfast feel perched on top of the mountain and over looking the gulf. You will not find a more gracious host than Cia in all of Costa Rica. It was so amazing that I wish to bring my family back there over the Christmas season! If you have the opportunity to stay with Cia, you would be cheating yourself if you did not!

Karin User Profile
February 2015
Our family stayed four nights in the quiet and simple accomodation of Cia. We had a lot of space and a great view to the garden and the forest. Cia invited us two times for dinner and breakfast, it was really delicious costarican healthy food! Cia gave us the possibility to get in touch with the local people and we could make two great tours: we visited an old family sugar cane factory and went by motorboat through the mangroves to the isla chira. In the mangroves we saw several crocodiles! Also our horseback riding was nice, our girls really loved it! Cia is a really nice host! The streets are really steep, you really need a 4x4 Car!

Marielle User Profile
January 2015
3 friends and myself had an amazin stay in Cia's house. We stayed there for three nights over NYE. - The house is hudge and beautiful, very well decorated. You wake up with a view on the jungle which is amazing.The house can host up to 16 people as it is so big! The master bedroom and bathroom as especially impressive. - Cia was extremely helpful, she organized activities for us (horse riding and boat tour), she also invited us over at her house for diner for great food and great conversation. - The surrounding are very nice, with some jungle, mountains, and of course the beautiful sea nearby. - The area isn't too turistical which is nice. I'd definetely recommend Cia's house whether it is for a small or bigger group.

Carmona, Costa RicaJoined in July 2011
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I am a psychotherapist and author and divide my time between Costa Rica, New York City, and the East Coast of the US, with workshops in all those locations.

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